Honolulu Community College
- Honolulu Community College’s mission is to serve the community as an affordable, flexible, learning-centered, open-door comprehensive community college that meets the post-secondary educational needs of individuals, businesses, and the community and serve the Pacific Region as the primary technical training center in areas such as transportation, information technology, education, communications, construction, and public and personal services.
- The teacher population of 157 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Honolulu Community College||(HI) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||157 staff||129 staff|
|Total Enrollment||4,144 students||3,809 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||26:1||30:1|
|# Full-Time Students||1,556 students||1,325 students|
|# Part-Time Students||2,588 students||2,484 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$34,800||$33,900|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- Honolulu Community College is an integral part of the University of Hawaii, which is a world-renowned, nationally-ranked, and state-funded American institution. Students have direct transfer to the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and the Unversity of Hawaii-West Oahu to complete their four-year baccalaureate degree. The institution also has transfer agreements with other universities in Hawaii and serves is a gateway to over 2,000 universities and colleges across the USA. Students planning to transfer to these institutions will receive special assistance in preparing application documents. Honolulu Community College currently offers the Associate in Science, the Associate in Applied Science, and the Associate in Technical Studies degrees as well as shorter certificate programs in more than twenty technical-occupational areas, integrated with a strong general education “core'' to provide an educated citizenry for the workforce of the State of Hawaii. Honolulu Community College offers one of the best educational values in the United States. Students enjoy high-quality education at very affordable tuition rates and receive instruction in small classes taught by well-credentialed faculty who are dedicated to excellence in teaching. The Main Campus of Honolulu Community College, a short distance from the heart of downtown Honolulu, occupies over twenty acres on Dillingham Boulevard in the Kalihi-Palama area. The College also has facilities near Honolulu International Airport for the Aeronautics Maintenance and Commercial Aviation programs, automotive and heavy equipment shops on Kokea Street, and the Marine Education and Training Center at Sand Island. Honolulu Community College is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Honolulu Community College has been continuously and fully accredited since 1970 by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
- The nearest community college to Honolulu Community College is Remington College-Honolulu Campus (1.0 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 442 students | 1.00 Mi1111 Bishop St Ste 400
Honolulu,  HI  96813
- 7,994 students | 5.70 Mi4303 Diamond Head Rd
Honolulu,  HI  96816
- 2,661 students | 7.10 Mi45-720 Keaahala Rd
Kaneohe,  HI  96744
- 7,742 students | 8.70 Mi96-045 Ala Ike
Pearl City,  HI  96782
- 3,809 students | 94.60 Mi310 W Kaahumanu Ave
Kahului,  HI  96732
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.